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Promoting Humane Animal Handling, Slaughter in Liberia

14 January 2015

LIBERIA - The Humane Slaughter Association has funded a six-month project in Liberia to promote humane methods of slaughter and handling of animals in markets and during transportation.

The project, delivered by the Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society (LAWCS) received funding through the HSA’s Grants Scheme.

As part of the project, five-day training sessions were delivered to 350 people including slaughtermen, drivers, marketers, farmers, local journalists and the local authorities at the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture.

Training was conducted in the three districts of Voinjama, Kolahun and Foya.

In addition to the training, a weekly animal welfare education programme was broadcast via local radio stations and LAWCS staff worked alongside official livestock inspectors in the county during inspections of slaughter houses.

A committee was also established, consisting of representatives in each of the three districts from slaughterhouses, farmers, the drivers’ union and marketers, to “ensure and enforce the humane treatment of animals in the transportation sector, slaughterhouses and on the farms”.

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